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Is it possible to have emergency c section without anesthesia

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Emergent C section: Sure. Whatever it takes to get the baby out alive and well.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Not and bcomfortable: It can be done with just local anesthetic....But you will be far from comfortable.
Dr. Miguel Cano
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Difficult: It's possible but realistically there is always local anesthesia available along with other meds which can be given quickly to help in an emergency. ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Great question: It depends on the true nature of the emergency. If you already have an epidural in place that is working well it can often be used during an emergency ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Rarely: In the event of a true emergency c-section where every second counts in order to save the baby, there is no time to ask your choice. Nor, if you reque ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seth Derman
32 years experience Fertility Medicine
Probably: It is unusual for c-sections, emergency or otherwise to cause infertility. On occasion, they can cause scar tissue that results in infertility.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: After a csection, the best way to prevent dangerous blood clots is to get up and move. During the csection we use devices on the legs to reduce clots ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: It depends on the type of incision into the uterus, and the conditions under which the first cesarean section was found to be necessary. Vaginal birth ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No it won't unless a classical C/S was done and extended into the cervix or a transverse C/S also had a improperly repaired cervical tear.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Relatively safe: Like any other emergent surgery, a C-section carries a risk. However this is a very safe surgery and there are very few complications.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rakhi Dimino
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fairly safe: The risk of injury during a csection is very low (less than 1%), but it is still surgery. There is risk of bleeding, infection, and injury to surround ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: The length of a surgery depends on many factors. The patients weight and size is one important factor. The number of previous c sections or other abdo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Should be ok: it take 6-8 weeks for the muscle to reach final healing stage after that any activity like exercize or wearing the slim belts is ok

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